Overview of the 2018 Accountability System
The overall design of the accountability system evaluates performance according to three domains:
Student Achievement evaluates performance across all subjects for all students, on both general and alternate assessments, College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) indicators, and graduation rates.
School Progress measures district and campus outcomes in two areas: the number of students that grew at least one year academically (or are on track) as measured by STAAR results and the achievement of all students relative to districts or campuses with similar economically disadvantaged percentages.
Closing the Gaps uses disaggregated data to demonstrate differentials among racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic backgrounds and other factors. The indicators included in this domain, as well as the 2018 Accountability Manual 4 Chapter 1—2018 Accountability Overview domain’s construction, align the state accountability system with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).